Afghanistan Deployment Photos

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Here's the link to my deployment photos, so far:
http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c274/StarWolve/Army/Afghanistan%202011-2012/

Our pre-mobilization training was at Fort Bliss, TX:
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The desert in New Mexico actually looks very similar to Afghanistan:
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We spent some time on the ranges qualifying:
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We had to get flipped over in the MRAP rollover simulator:
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They made the mistake of letting this CPT drive on the "Fundamentals of Patrolling" training lane - lots of fun, we were the lead truck, looking for IED's on the route:
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The guys in the unit liked my Engineer tattoo:
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It wasn't all work - we found time to do "pizza and a movie" night a few times:
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Our "final exam" was a mock facilities evaluation with Afghani actors and an interpreter. It was as close to our actual mission as we could simulate:
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Once in Afghanistan, I was able to link up with family friend that has known me since I was in diapers. I asked him if he felt old, since his son just joined the Air Force, and since I've been in for over 13 years and am a Captain. He told me that he wasn't feeling old until I mentioned that!

He's also a Blackhawk Pilot for 10th MTN, and is one of the hardest charging people I know. Take a look at this link:
http://www.greatcomebacks.com/us/stories/Cuyler_Robert.shtml

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Bobby is a great guy, and was able to hook me up with a Chinook flight out to my base. Normally, I would have to hop around to a couple different bases, but he got me a direct flight with all my gear.
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The K-G pass:
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The area I'm working out of (Khost Province):
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And finally, where I've been living and working the past few weeks:
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That's all I have for now - I'll post some more pictures when I get a chance. My job doesn't have me leaving the base very often, but I'll try to take some pictures of the new base once I move there.



    
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